Carin Winter is the founder of Mission Be, Mindful Education and has successfully brought mindfulness into 32 schools from Big Sur, California to Harlem, New York- scaling their impact to over 30,000 students in the first two years. She has been studying the work of mindfulness for over 20 years and is talented meditation teacher, gifted speaker and visionary. Carin holds a LMSW with a clinical background and 19years of experience working with youth in schools, foster care and the juvenile justice system. Carin was a clinical therapist for many years at Family Service League and founded Healing Arts of the South Shore where she maintained a private counseling and healing practice for over a decade. She was the school social worker at Islip Public Schools from ten years.
As a social worker Carin has been working with adolescents since 1997. She served as a clinical social worker and casework supervisor at MercyFirst Group Homes and RTC for foster children.
Carin also worked at Islip High School from 2004 to 2014 specializing in substance abuse. AtIslip Carin created a volunteer mentoring program, entitled “Project Connect” serving 45 students with 32 volunteer teachers. She taught professional development to the faculty, focusing on mindfulness, yoga and stress reduction.
Carin was the Co-Chair to the Islip Drug Education and Awareness Task Force Compass Coalition and successfully lead task force alongside the county legislator, school administrators, the local police department, with community and school organizations.
Carin has also been actively involved in her community. She has organized Red Cross Fundraisers for disaster relief, volunteered in her local soup kitchen, and served as a committee member for Ty’s Reef Foundation, bringing art to children in need. Carin graduated with a BA in Social Work (LSMW) from Salisbury University and a Master’s in Social Work (MSW) from Adelphi University.
Carin founded Embrace Yoga Center in New York in 2007 and lead the company for seven years where she successfully directed a team to teach yoga, meditation, dance, yoga camp, children’s yoga & movement, pre-postnatal yoga, mommy and me classes and mindfulness.
Carin was recently appointed as the co-chair of the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Social and Emotional Task Force lead by Scarlett Lewis of Sandy Hook. She is proud to be helping contribute to the team, a groups of powerful and gifted leaders, as they work together to encourage legislative policy to support social and emotional learning in schools nationally.
In her free time Carin can be found meditating, watering her garden, riding her bike, hiking the mountains or practicing yoga.